October 18, 2020 Subject:
Let them cast a stone at me..
Good overall with lots of instrument separation
Keith nice in the mix
Unique sound recording for 1972.
Want to track with Weir? this is TRACER Bobby on Rhythm
Bob's vocals also prominent
Really tight RxR Blues
tuning before El Paso?
(PLEASE-Make sure you have time to listen to this part of the show
or I just about guarantee you will be late for whatever you supposed you had to do next.)
PITB sandwich-FTP *****-----(omnihead,skydawg)
I love the psychedelia of PLAYIN' in 72
Full on Donna Jean
Jerry , Phil , Bob
Keith & hard drivin' Bill
even get a drum solo
how often Drums>Dark Star???
The STAR picks up on mellow Bird Song jam of Set 1
then dissolves into SPACE
a slight not total restatement of the Dark Star instrumental intro
then at 10.25 the heart of the STAR
"Dark star crashes"
🌹Dark star crashes, pouring its light into ashes
Reason tatters, the forces tear loose from the axis
Searchlight casting for faults in the clouds of delusion
Shall we go, you and I while we can
Through the transitive nightfall of diamonds?🌷
Into more SPACE with PHiL all over the lead
players in the peyote quadrant of my skull
JERRY distinctly fingering a meltdown
The edginess of the sound for this show
reminds me of when you plug a mic in
that snap crackle pops and even shocks
Phil goes for the Bass solo
almost a 72 Feedback there
The jam out is really sweet🌼 (24 minutes and change)
Like there is a tune that never got lyrics in there🌻
and the TIGHTEN UP/ FEELIN' GROOVY jam.
---What it is all about fellow HEADS
Riding a wave, standing on the mountaintop, making love
worshipping Jesus... into the Morning Dew
MELTDOWN right back into PITB sandwich *****
Looking at everything after the main jam in Second Set
as encores / set closers
Well worth the listen.
October 14, 2015 Subject:
This review is for the show, not the recording. I actually was listening to the Miller version, but the review button is malfunctioning on that one.
This is apparently a somewhat famous show, and for 72, yes it's good. I'm not a big 71-72 guy, as I think their sound was too brittle and clean to be all that pleasant. This changed a lot in 73. I guess the Playing in the Band sandwich is noteworthy. The Dark Star is really boring, with none of the Gibson Les Paul thickness or the Irwin Wolf gain boost. Even not being a fan of the year, I've heard better from 72. Way better.
September 2, 2014 Subject:
back to the fox
beautiful job, phil.......nice soundstage
June 3, 2014 Subject:
bobby big in the mix -- a good thing
as per notes, there's a slight distortion in bob's guitar channel and adds (very pleasantly) to the cumulative sound. china cat>rider and playin' are excellent. am def gonna tag this show